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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ VERB take ▪ She had been known to storm off sometimes, to take violent umbrage and depart. ▪ The Republicans, naturally, take umbrage at predictions about what they might do. ▪ She took umbrage at his remarks, but made no ...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Umbrage \Um"brage\ (?; 48), n. [F. ombrage shade, suspicion, umbrage, L. umbraticus belonging to shade, fr. umbra a shade. Cf. Umber , Umbratic .] Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage. Where highest ...
Usage examples of umbrage.
I must be careful never to give him any grounds for umbrage or suspicion.
All I would do was annoy Sir Umbrage, who was already in an apprehensive enough mood, and the other knights and squires in the company who seemed to regard my presence as something of an aberration at best, an annoyance at worst.
Max, who is German and often mistranslates English and takes umbrage easily, interpreted the cryptic remark to mean that that smart-ass in running clothes and dark sunglasses thinks all foreigners are inferior and dishonest and was demanding the change due him from the five-dollar bill Max tucked inside the till.
British ministry, who were afraid of giving umbrage to the French, and partly by the jealousies and divisions subsisting between the different colonies of Great Britain.
Dutch towards the British subjects in the river Bengal, at a time when the factors and traders of Holland enjoyed all the sweets of peace and all the advantages of unmolested commerce: at a time when his Britannic majesty, from his great regard to their high mightinesses, carefully avoided giving the least umbrage to the subjects of the United Provinces.
Apparently Lalo had jostled the table in passing and the occupants had taken umbrage at his clumsiness.
Beneath their deep umbrage, the eye passed over the tops of other woods, to the Mediterranean, and, to the left, through an opening, was seen a ruined watch-tower, standing on a point of rock, near the sea, and rising from among the tufted foliage.
Umbrage was a freelance at that time, and stumbled upon the sight of a beardless youth defending himself as best he could against a pack of brutes and thieves.
Paulie thought he was joking, like old friends joke with each other, but Deckie seemed to take umbrage.
Her fieriness is good, he realizes, and he feels foolish for the flash of umbrage he felt.
Not only did Umbrage know nothing of the princess, aside from her name, but everyone I asked about her greeted me with shakes of the head, shrugs of the shoulder, and unvarnished ignorance of the subject at hand.
Most of the time, you could rely on a mercenary not to get involved in a fight when there wasn't any pay in it, but there were always exceptions, and Mackin very definitely was one: he was known to take more than a little umbrage when his unusual preferences were made a matter of jest.
And I saw that the strange adumbration moved ever behind the shadow of Avyctes, falling horrible and unbroken on the steps and passing clearly separate and distinct amid the long umbrages of the towering monsters.